Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Spätlese
Dönnhoff

Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Spätlese, 2014


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2014
75cl
DP
£46.18

2014
6x75cl
DP
£277.08


Dönnhoff, Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle, Riesling, Spätlese, 2014

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
8.5 %

Notes

More complex earth and red apple flavours, less zip than Brucke, more grounded with ripe pear skin and dark slate notes. Not only is this broader but the slightly lower acidity gives the impression of greater richness. Helmut describes this as 'classic old style' , like a '75. '88 or '90.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
David Schildknecht, Vinous

Date:
05/2016

Notes
From an old parcel in the Hermannshöhle whose vines are still single post-trained, this auctioned bottling (representing the contents of a 600-liter Halbstück) delivers a highly aromatic and luscious amalgam of white peach, pink grapefruit and Persian melon not unlike that familiar from its A.P. #12 counterpart. Suggestions of nut pastes complemented by candied citrus rind are also present. But this boasts a yet creamier texture, greater delicacy, and a more complex and mouthwatering mineral savor, allied to raw scallop-like sweetness and salinity.

specifications

country:
Germany

region:
Nahe

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Producer:
Dönnhoff

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Dönnhoff

Dönnhoff

The Dönnhoff family bought a modest estate in the Nahe in the 1750s. In 1971 current owner, Helmut Dönnhoff produced his first vintage and has not looked back since. A regular on the shortlist of ‘German Winemaker of the Year’ and actual winner in 1999, Helmut’s work is helping the Nahe to take a share of the plaudits showered on the more internationally renowned German wine regions of the Mosel and the Rheingau. His cool, calm demeanour is a stark contrast to the demonic fervour with which he tends his vineyards. Only the best hand-picked fruit will do, in order to produce wines that are honest refl ections of the Riesling grape and the terroir its planted in whether it be the volcanic soils of the Kupfergrube (copper mine), the deep, cool Brücke, the slate/sandstone Hermanshöhle or the slate of the Leistenberg. Fermentation is in the traditional large old wooden casks and there is a light filtration before bottling. Some of Germany’s most intense, bewitching and mouthwatering wines, that mixes Rheingau body with Mosel minerality.

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